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HI! New member here!

The Bulb on my SONY VPLVW10HT just burned-out.

I am wondering if maybe I should replace my LCD Projector with

a NEC LT150. There are several things I'm NOT happy with on my current Sony LCD Projector:

a) Greenish Skin Tones b)Low Contrast c)Low Brightness

Would the NEC perform better in these areas?

Thanx!

~Andy Bosik
 

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Colors is usually LCD's strong point so I'm not sure why yours has a green tint. Do you think it's a green fog? Check image when there is no signal (black screen) to see if there is a green blob on it. Have you try to clean, calibrate, or change cable yet? The weakness of LCD is usually poor contrast and screendoor (pixelization visibility). You can also add pinkish filter or painting your screen light pink to correct the skin tone.


If you do want to buy new PJ, LT150 would be great at colors, contrast, screendoor, and large image (100" at 14 feet--short throw). Be careful of rainbows and eyestrain as 10% of people suffer this. Check it out locally if you can as 15% restocking fee can be steep. It now retails for $2200 shipped brand new with 2 year 36 hr warranty (Instacare).
 

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Thanx, I've read in the past that others with the Sony ALSO have a greenish tint. Also, a videoprofessional told me that LCD inherantly can have a sort of greenish tint to it. Would the NEC have a better picture?

Thanx again!
 

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I can't speak for W10HT but I had VPL-CX1 (Sony XGA LCD 550 lumens, 200:1 contrast) and LT150 is much, much better. Image was flat before due to grayish blacks and poor low-light details. With LT150, image is more 3-D and smooth. Colors are great too though I think the Sony's colors are a little more saturated. Hipower screen should correct the colors to be more vivid. With lights on dim, I can still watch LT150 whereas my CX1 had to be pitch black otherwise image appears washed-out. HTPC is key to bring out the goods of LT150 or any digital PJ in my opinion. Progressive DVD player is also good with interlaced players last. If you're itching to buy new one, then LT150 should be affordable now before it runs out.
 

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The Sony can be tweaked to vastly improve the green problem you mentioned and make the contrast better than the out-of-the-box contrast. Here's a link to Don Munsil's FAQ about the 10HT with lots of great information. The BIAS/GAIN adjustments would be the most useful to fix the green problem.


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10% only notice rainbows ?? then 90% have rgbrgb new DLPs! lol!


sorry, but people who don't rainbows on rgb / rgbw DLPs have a problem :)


Though perhaps the LT150 is not the most rainbowish mono DLP I could concede.
 

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David,


I'd say that a more accurate statement would be that many people can see rainbows with regular DLP FPTVs, under certain circumstances, and it bothers 10% of the viewers.


I have seen the rainbow effect on one DVD so far, but I've watched dozens of movies, and overall the LT150 looks great.


It's like the black level on digital FPTVs. Most people can spot that CRT FPTVs look better in this regard, but only a handful of people find the black level unacceptable.


I've seen an untweaked Sony 10HT, and the picture was quite detailed with good color, especially with a HD feed. But I think that the uncalibrated LT-150 looks visibly better in both pixel gap and contrast.


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Andy,


If you havn't all ready, check out www.thebigpicturedvd.com.

You can find information on improving the contrast of your 10ht, through smart II technique. The green tint should be easily fixed, and i am suprised that you don't think it is bright enough. I personally would do more research before switching.


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Check out the erudite Mr. Wigggles post from a few days ago concerning the LT150 and HD (pics). He and a professional reviewer put both the LT150 and the Sony through their paces. Of note - they found the contrast ratio of the LT150 to be 911:1!! Also the Hipower Da-lite screen to be "awesome" with the LT150.


If you're in the 10% that has trouble with rainbows then stick with LCD or try one of the new 16:9 DLPs. The Seleco 200DM has a faster colour wheel and would be a good choice as well!


Cheers,


Grant
 
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